Blepharoplasty in Turkey
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can rejuvenate the eyes by addressing concerns such as sagging eyelids, under-eye bags, and excess skin around the eye region. The surgery can significantly improve a patient’s appearance, often making them look more alert, youthful, and refreshed.
The Eyes and Aging
The eyes are often one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits can contribute to premature aging around the eyes. Blepharoplasty can be tailored to address both functional and aesthetic concerns, making it a versatile and impactful procedure.
Types of Blepharoplasty
Upper Eyelid Surgery: This procedure addresses droopy or excess skin on the upper eyelids. By removing this excess skin and tightening the underlying structures, the eyes look more open and awake.
Lower Eyelid Surgery: This procedure focuses on removing or repositioning fat deposits and tightening skin under the eyes. It’s effective for reducing under-eye bags and wrinkles.
The Consultation Process
The first step in considering blepharoplasty is a comprehensive consultation with our plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon will discuss your goals and expectations, assess the condition of your eyelids, and determine the best approach for your individual needs. A thorough examination of eye health, vision, and facial anatomy is also conducted to ensure the best possible outcome.
Blepharoplasty is can be performed under local anesthesia or under general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the extent of the procedure. Our surgeon makes incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, ensuring minimal visible scarring. Through these incisions, excess skin, muscle, and fat are carefully removed or repositioned.
The Recovery Period
Post-operative swelling and bruising are common, but these effects typically subside within one to two weeks. Cold compresses can help reduce swelling, and any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or medications prescribed by the surgeon. Most patients return to their regular activities within a week, although strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least two to three weeks.
Blepharoplasty can produce transformative results. The eyes appear brighter, more alert, and revitalized. The removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of the eyelid muscles result in a fresher and more youthful appearance. With good skincare and sun protection habits, the effects of the procedure can last for many years.